11/23/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Bowling Green, KY — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and HeathCo LLC have voluntarily recalled Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches for electrical shock hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide recall on November 22, 2011.
The Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches were recalled after discovering that when the switches are in the auto mode and the light is off, a small amount of leakage current passes through the electric circuit, including the socket. If consumers fail to disconnect the power at the circuit breaker and make contact with both terminals inside the socket while replacing the bulbs, there is a risk of an electric shock, the CPSC revealed.
“This recall involves Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches with model numbers listed below. The product replaces a standard household wall switch and is designed to turn off the attached lighting load when motion is no longer detected in the room. The products come in white or ivory. The brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the side of the switch,” the CPSC reported.
The following brands and model numbers are included in this recall:
• Heath®-Zenith: SL-6106-IV, SL-6106-IV-A, SL-6106-WH, SL-6106-WH-A, SL-6108-IV, SL-6108-IV-A, hSL-6108-WH, SL-6108-WH-A.
• Wireless Command®: WC-6106-IV, WC-6106-WH, WC-6108-IV, WC-6108-WH.
Consumers are advised to contact HeathCo for a free wall switch replacement.
For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact HeathCo toll-free at (855) 704-5438 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or visit www.heath-zenith.com/hzproductnotice.
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